Basic Nursing

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Patricia Ann Potter, Patricia A. Castaldi, Anne Griffin Perry, Amy Hall, Patricia Stockert - 2010 - 272 pages

ISBN: 0323069878, 9780323069878

Synopsis: Basic Nursing is known for its direct, easy-to-read style and visually appealing design, making it perfect for busy nursing students. It covers all essential nursing principles, concepts, and skills and consistently follows the 5-step nursing process framework. With a strong focus on criti...cal thinking, lead authors Patricia A. Potter and Anne Griffin Perry provide an excellent foundation for clinicals. The 5-step nursing process provides you with a constant framework for all the clinical chapters. -- Unique! Improved readability makes it easy to understand key concepts. -- Care Plans demonstrate the application of the 5-step nursing process to individual patient problems. -- Companion CD helps you learn and apply textbook content with tutorials, audio glossaries, and video clips highlighting different skills. -- Audio chapter summaries allow for easy content review, even on the go. -- English/Spanish audio glossary provides definitions and explanations of key terms. -- Unique! Video icons direct you to videos of skills on the Evolve website for additional practice. -- Each skill includes unexpected outcomes and related interventions to alert you to what might go wrong and how to react. -- Key terms reinforce key points in the text and familiarize you with the language of nursing and health care. -- Unique! Synthesis in Practice boxes tie case studies to appropriate theory, helping you gain insight into the how? and why? of nursing care. -- Unique! Evaluation boxes provide you with a follow-up to case studies and help you relate the situation to actual practice. -- Best Practice boxes relate how research can be applied to everyday practice. -- Patient Teaching boxes instruct you how to best teach a patient about self-care. -- Care of the Older Adult boxes highlight changes that occur with aging and how they affect delivery of nursing care. -- Cultural Focus boxes alert you to care issues unique to people of specific cultural backgrounds. -- Delegation coverage teaches you to delegate appropriately for comprehensive, safe patient care. -- Key points summarize the most important information and act as a quick refresher tool. -- Review questions prepare you for the NCLEX® examination. -- Critical thinking exercises relate real scenarios to those you will encounter in clinicals and practice. -- Chapter on evidence-based practice shows how to use research to achieve the best possible outcomes. -- Chapter on informatics and documentation covers use of key resources and sets standards for understanding and updating the patient record. -- Unique! Chapter case studies demonstrate how key nursing diagnoses affect specific patients. -- Addresses the QSEN competencies for quality care and safe practice. -- Unique! Concept maps make abstract processes clear and concrete. -- Unique! Safety guidelines focus on safe and effective skills performance. -- Skills are separated at the end of Clinical chapters to increase readability.

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Publisher: Mosby Elsevier

Subjects:

medical, nursing, fundamentals & skills

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